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Epidemiology of interstitial lung disease in Palestine: first national data

Hasan S. Yamin, Amro Y. Alastal, Izzedin Bakri
  • Hasan S. Yamin
    Pulmonary, Critical care and Sleep Medicine Division, Internal Medicine Department, Makassed Hospital, Mount of Olives, Palestinian Territory, Occupied | dr.h.yamin@gmail.com
  • Amro Y. Alastal
    Pulmonary, Critical care and Sleep Medicine Division, Internal Medicine Department, Makassed Hospital, Mount of Olives, Palestinian Territory, Occupied
  • Izzedin Bakri
    Clinical Pathology Department, Makassed Hospital, Jerusalem, Palestinian Territory, Occupied

Abstract

Significant progress has been made in recent years in understanding the epidemiology of interstitial lung diseases (ILD) across the world, but the amount of information available is still small compared to other respiratory diseases like obstructive lung diseases or lung cancer. In this study we tried to explore the epidemiology of ILD in a virgin area of the world (Palestine), by describing a retrospectively collected cohort of newly diagnosed ILD cases in a single – and the only – Pulmonology center in Palestine over two years.

Keywords

Interstitial lung disease, Epidemiology, Trans bronchial biopsy

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